ecobee API empowers community of partner application solutions to deliver innovative demand response
TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ecobee Inc., makers of the award-winning, WiFi-connected ecobee Smart Thermostat announced the launch of their new public Application Programming Interface (API). The API gives developers a complete and easy-to-use tool set for creating powerful applications that can be used with ecobee’s thermostats.
Rapid advancements in technology have created new opportunities for improving the management and reliability of the Smart Grid. ecobee bridges the gap between Smart Grid technology and home energy management. Leading Smart Grid companies like Auto Grid, Earth Networks, Integral Analytics, Energy Sherlock and MMB Research Solutions are integrating with the ecobee platform. Together, they are creating innovative energy management solutions for the utility industry in the form of advanced analytics and reporting, and automated Demand Response.
“Smart Grid innovation is accelerating at an incredible pace. ecobee’s API opens our platform to innovation from a large community of forward thinkers building next generation Smart Grid applications. This makes it possible for utilities to leverage the best technology in the marketplace,” commented Stuart Lombard, President and CEO, ecobee.
“Energy management is a key part of the value for any connected home platform — but is tremendously difficult to build and to get it right. The ecobee Smart Thermostat API allows us to instantly add all of the benefits of the ecobee thermostat and powerful energy management to our platform, and create greater lasting value for customers,” said Daniel Moneta, CEO, MMB Networks.
Developers welcome! ecobee’s APIs are open to all developers. To access the API and associated documentation, go to: www.ecobee.com/solutions/api
ecobee delivers intelligent energy management solutions. Installed in homes and businesses across North America, the ecobee Open Energy Management Platform is the easiest way for residential and commercial customers to understand, manage and reduce their energy consumption. Servicing both the Utility and HVAC markets, ecobee’s line of Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps are the products of choice for ease of use, energy efficiency and demand response programs. ecobee has also won significant industry awards which include the ASHRAE/AHR Innovation Award for Building Automation, the Dealer Design Gold and Silver Awards and the Deloitte Green 15, among others. ecobee is supported by a network of over 3,000 quality HVAC contractors and distributors across North America.